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Language: Lithuanian

Currency: Lithuanian litas

Calling Code: 370

 

 

 
 
 

Lithuania

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Lithuania Destinations Travel Guide

 

Aukštaitija National Park

 

Biržai Castle

 

Dzūkija National Park

 

Hill of Crosses

 

Kaunas

 

Kernave

 

Klaipeda

 

Kuršių Nerija National Park

 

Panemune Castle

 

Pazaislis Monastery

 

Trakai Island Castle

 

Vilnius

 

Žemaitija National Park

 

 

     

History

1236 Samogitian victory over German crusader knights

1240 Lithuania is united under leadership under Duke Mindaugas

1253 Duke Mindaugas is crowned king of Lithuania

1386 Lithuania and Poland are united into largest country in Europe

1410 Battle of Grunwald. Lithuanians and their allies defeat Teutonic knights

1569 Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth is created, known as Union of Lublin

1655 Russian forces take Vilnius

1795 Final Partition of the Commonwealth. Catherine II the Great takes large portion of the Poland along with Baltic states

1831 Lithuanians rebel against Russian rule. It is crashed by Russian army

1918 Lithuania gets its independence after Russian Revolution of 1917

1926 President Smetona takes power

1940 USSR under Joseph Stalin annexes Baltic states including Lithuania

1941 German army invades Lithuania that is part of USSR at the time

1944 Soviet army reoccupies Lithuania

1955 Partisan war of "Forest Brothers" against Soviet rule dies away in the country

1988 Sajudis Movement begins

1990 Lithuania declares independence

2004 Lithuania joins NATO and becomes member of the EU

 

Visitor Information

www.tourism.lt

 

Embassy

United States

Akmenu 6, Vilnius

www.usembassy.lt

 

United Kingdom

Antakalnio 2, Vilnius

www.britain.lt

 

Australia

Vilnius 23

Tel. (5) 212 3369

 

Canada

Jogailos 4, Vilnius

www.canada.lt

 

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance 03, 112

Fire fighters 01, 112

Police 02, 112

 

 

 

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